`Million Dollar Arm`, a true story of two Indian village boys who go on to become baseball stars in the US, premiered at the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) and is slated to open in theatres here next month.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee could not attend a special screening of ‘Life of Pi’ here but in a special message the director expressed his gratitude "for all the help and inspiration I got from India."
Yann Martel’s prize winning work ‘Life of Pi’ that became a big time hit among the literary circles across the world has a story worth making a movie. And who else can do that job better than Academy award winning director Ang Lee?
Delhi University student Suraj Sharma swam for hours, worked on his body and his dialect and even had rats run all over him to prepare for his role in Oscar-winning director Ang Lee`s adventure film `Life of Pi`.
When Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee selected a 17-year-old Delhi school student out of 3000 boys to play the lead in his ambitious 3D project `Life of Pi`, little did they know that their equation will change from a director-actor to that of a mentor and protege during the making of the film.
Ang Lee, who zeroed in on Indian child actor Suraj Sharma as the lead for his forthcoming movie ‘Life of Pi’, says the teenager has given an emotional performance and hopes the movie remains talked about for a long time to come.